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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number came out. a confusing number. but the political impact, straight forward. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's safe to say the president got trounced. it was the ugliest night. >> the president is going to have to stand up and deliver. he still has a big lead in a couple of key states, but that lead will evaporate quickly. >> he has to step it up. before the debate, we had a new nbc news wall street marist poll. the president up eight points among likely voters in ohio but just two points i
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's to reporters on his plane and greeting ele
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
oakland, 83 in san francisco. much cooler as we head into the end of the week. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thanks. now to tomorrow night's highly anticipated debate between president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down preparing for what could be a pivotal night. chuck todd is nbc's political director. he is in denver this morning where the debate will take place tomorrow. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. these candidates have each don four mock debates. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have put into presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> mitt romney landed in colorado monday night with the endorsement of legend john elway. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> the governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to kn
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: and this week's main event, in fact, won't include mitt romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential debate set for this thursday in kentucky between joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter touched on it. we don't always give the most attention to the vice presidential debate, we did four years ago because of sarah palin, but it has new meaning because of the jobs numbers that came out friday, it is an important six or seven days. >> a lot for the gentlemen to talk about, thursday night, a battle in danville, kentucky between paul ryan and vice president joe biden, so they'll be hoping to make the most of that opportunity. >>> we want to check the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader, reelected president of venezu a venezuela. carrie sanders is there. good morning. >> repo
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
real guy. i know one person who is voting for barack obama. at least there's one, his name is jim lehrer. >> let's move on. kanye west and kim kardashian. apparently kim kardashian made a comment this week she has never been more in love than she is with kanye. she is still married to someone whose name isn't kanye. >> she is in it love with being in love. every guy is the one. she goes from one to the other and it's always wedding bells and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him until she doesn't want to spend the rest of her life with him. >> she said she can't see herself with anyone else. i have news for you, kim, we can. >> and, also, we have. >> unfortunately, we're out of time. we can't talk about the hulk hogan sex tape. thank goodness. >> nobody is more upset than this guy. >> i know you wanted to go there, didn't you. >> one man, one woman. >> chuck and erica, we thank you oh, so much for another wonderful installment of "the week in buzz." >>> lester got a chance to sit down with the cast of the "princess bride" as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. good stuf
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
a morning news cut-in. have a great day. >> see you next week. >>> good morning. breaking news, new jobs numbers just out this morning, the unemployment rate falling to 7.8%, the lowest since january, 2009. and good news for president obama after his showing at the debate. we will have reaction from washington and wall street. >>> cancelled, american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast, urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what causes seats to become loose on a plane. >>> duelling divas, a knife threat on "american idol" audition. why mariah carey is adding new security today on friday, october 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday morning, i am savannah guthrie. >> i am david gregory once again in for matt. the president was looking for lift after the debate, he got it with these jobs numbers that have just come out this morning. there are questions about how we got here. >>
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
failed to take the reins. a hot topic of the debate, medicare, president obama says he based his health care law on romney's own plan for massachusetts. but romney stuck to his promise to repeal the law if elected. and despite being a prominent issue this week on the campaign trail, the candidates did not tackle the topic of immigration. >>> turkey's deputy prime minister says a bill authorizing the use of force against syria is intended as a deterrent and not a declaration of war. that bill was approved by turkey's parliament this morning. turkish troops fired for the second day in retaliation for syrian mortar fire that killed five civilians in a turkish border town. >>> health officials say a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to steroid injections manufactured at a massachusetts pharmacy. the drug maker has recalled the steroid used to treat mostly back pain as investigators work to confirm the source of the infection. so far, more than two dozen people have been sickened across five states, four people have died, and experts say those numbers could grow. this type of meningit
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they're raising a lot of money, too. which is why we'll see more of those ads. romney today in iowa and ohio. speaking of campaign slogans, turns out he may end up repeating a new one he coined yesterday. we first heard it on monday. he argued president obama's policies made the world more dangerous. >> the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: romney promised to create one person to deal with the middle east, arm syria's rebels, sanction iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade. democrats weren't impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they would get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: pew has it up four points, gallup says the positive jobs report gave president obama a five-point boost. courting hispanics there, but he als
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'll see both candidates in ohio. there's good reason for that. tomorrow is the last
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
obama a boost after this week's debate? i'm sure he's going to turn it that way. >> reporter: you know what, laura, looking at these numbers, i think you can call these an october surprise. this is what politicians hope and dream will happen. this is certainly an interesting turn of events here. we got the numbers we expected. let's look at them. expected 115,000, we got 114,000. that's not a barn burner. but the 7.8%, that is a drop from 8.1 to 7.8% unemployment. that is the lowest since the day president obama took office. that gives the president a chance to argue today that he has been slowly but steadily rebuilding on the economy. mitt romney, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to say the president hasn't been doing it enough, hasn't been doing it well enough and he could do it better. but this is a surprising number. the reason we have the sudden drop, we expected it to particular up a point. the reason it went down is because the july and august numbers have been revised upward pretty dramatically. we're talking about more than 80,000 jobs combined. it's not a great jobs numbe
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
president. this is part of a two-day swing through california in the final weeks of the campaign. president obama an his republican challenger, mitt romney, raising money aimed at ads in competitive states like ohio. in los angeles, president obama poked fun at his own lackluster debate performance. there, though, he got help from celebrities like george clooney and jon bon jovi at just one event there. took in about $3.75 million. this morning, though, the president will actually be near bakersfield first to stal the cesar chavez national monument. he was the founder of the united farm workers union. some see that as long overdue. others see it as an appeal to hispanic voters who were critical to president obama's campaign in 2008. today, though, on tap for mr. obama, he arrives at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon. from there it is a private fund-raiser that is scheduled at 4:00 at the intercontinental hotel here in san francisco. at 5:00, a private dinner followed by that concert reception here at the bill graham civic auditorium with musicians john legend and meek al fronte. he spen
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> a little more than a month away now from decision 2012, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> he's going to be formidable. it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama will be staying in colorado. >>> 5:43 right now. let's talk a little bit of baseball. long time coming. a's fans waiting a very long time for this, a shot at the postseason. >> exciting. the last time oakland was playing in the postseas
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
winter blend gasoline available three weeks ahead of schedule. the cheaper gas is less environmentally friendly but should increase the supply enough to hopefully bring those prices down. >>> president obama is in san francisco today for a quick appearance and fund-raiser. he'll be at the bill graham civic auditorium for a dinner and concert tonight. the event is sold out with the most expensive tickets selling for $7500. >>> an a vigil will be held tonight in hercules for a woman who was found dead inside her home friday. police say susie ko was killed by blunt force trauma. the family car was also stolen. family and friends will be gathering outside of the home tonight starting at 8:30 for a candlelight vigil. >>> moving on now to business and tech, foxconn factories are denying reports its workers are on strike. >> there's talk workers just walked off the job when they were making those iphones. >> yes, good morning. hard to know what's accurate because we in the media have so little access to what's going on behind those fakary walls. there were reports of strikes after chinese wor
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
price of gas jumped only a fraction of a cent overnight compared to almost 50 cents in the past week. experts say we could see some relief by the end of the week. >>> and san francisco voters where president obama is getting a chance to cast ballots as early as today. the department of elections will be open for early voting today through november 6th. the hours are monday through friday from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >> i wonder if the president is watching. >> i certainly hope so. >> good morning, mr. president. thanks for being with us. and thank you for being with
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
latest economic numbers last week showed the unemployment rate was better than expected. in his weekly address, president obama talked about the sudden drop from 8.1% to 7.8% while mitt romney and the republican contender gave his own take on why. >> the number to people if percentage of the american population in the workforce were the same today as the day he was elected, our unemployment rate would be above 11%. >> more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> the unemployment news not talk of wednesday night's presidential debates and the president's poor performance right out of the headlines. some republicans suggest that the labor department's timing was no convince. the vice presidential candidates are also getting ready for their first debate thursday night in kentucky. >>> big bird is still making headlines after last week's presidential debate. republican mitt romney mentioned the beloved character when talked about the nation's debt and cutting funding for pbs. last night on "saturday night live," the beloved big bird responded. >> do you ha
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
where the can'ts candidates will take on dope mettic policy tonight. president obama will be there this afternoon. both sides spent the week preparing for the showdown. >>> in richmond, residents want action today against chevron oil refinery. activists will be there rallying, demanding immediate safety improvements at that plant. richmond city council passing a resolution last night demanding chevron update its equipment and it also wants the company to increase its financial support and the hiring in that community. just last august, a pipeline ruptured releasing a large vapor cloud. releasing toxic fumes throughout the surrounding areas. >>> police say they have nabbed a woman who could have been responsible for a string of robberies. she was arrested in palo alto monday morning when a man found her rummaging through her car. officers say they found a stolen credit card, social security card and more than 50 car keys on her. the items belong to two other victims. one in san jose, one in santa clara. >>> this morn, san jose police are not giving up their search for the man who ha
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
election-themed pr stunts. pizza hut will give free pizza for life to nanyone who asks president obama or mitt romney if they prefer sausage or pepperoni at their town hall next week. the questions are prescreened but pizza hut is someone will ask anyway. they have cabbage patch dolls and jetblue will help anyone leave the country temporarily if the other guy wins in november, whoever the other guy is for that person. scott, back to you. >> all right, thank you much. >>> jon and mar larks sprint this morning says you can reserve your own custom vanity phone number like star star marla. it costs $3 a month. anyone using any other cell phone on any other service should be able to dial star star marla and get marla. now, you can't use it from home phones but nobody has any home phones. >> what are those? >> good point. >> star star marla. johnny k. i like it. >> i'll run over and reserve those right now. >> thanks, scott. >> meteorologist christina loren tracking a colder forecast today. >> i'm going to take you up on that j.k. good morning to you. we've got a great-looking day. yeah, it
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> obama is going to be formidable and ike it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides are already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama is staying in colorado. >> wednesday night big one, number one. >> thursday morning will be big here. >> a lot to talk about. >>> a bay area haven to techies has now been saved from closure. we'll have the details coming up next. >>> plus after three straight days of talks, we'll tell you if the shar
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
little more than a month away, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. both sides already planning their post bedadebate rallies. coming up at 6:50, a live report from capitol hill with a look at why both sides are downplaying expectations while at the same time pressuring one another on foreign policy. >>> all right. let's check in welcome back weather right now. this story here has come up a little bit short so i think we need to change here. >> certainly not the forecast. >> no, the forecast smoking hot. christina loren, you're halving. >> i'd like to give it back to mother nature. as we head throughout the afternoon, it is going to be a scorcher. in fact what's bizarre is that this is actually the second monday of fall and we're talking about the potential for the hottest day of the year. the hottest day of 2012, first day of october. what's interesting is fresno down south, they're expecting the hottest start to the month in over 25 years. just an indication of how unusual
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